On October 30th, King Diamond will release CD and LP versions of ‘The Dark Sides‘ via Metal Blade Records. Released in 1988, ‘The Dark Sides‘ contains five tracks and an outro, released on previous albums: Tracklisting: 1. Halloween (previously released on Fatal Portrait) 2. Them (instrumental track, previously released on Them) 3. No Presents for Christmas (previously released as the A-side of No Presents for Christmas single; later as a bonus track on the 2007 remastered version of Fatal Portrait) 4. Shrine (previously released as the B-side of The Family Ghost single; later as a bonus track on the 2007 remastered version of Abigail) 5. The Lake (previously released as a B-side of Halloween single and as a bonus track on CD versions of Fatal Portrait) 6. Phone Call (previously released on CD versions of Them) King Diamond adds, “These are not remasters. These are the albums as they were originally done in the old days from the original production masters. They retain all the original dynamics that were captured at the time. It’s very exciting to present these to fans as they were originally released.” The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with a download card; the CD contains a mini-LP CD-insert. See below for an overview of available formats; pre-order […]

On October 23rd, Armored Saint will release their eighth full-length, ‘Punching The Sky‘, via Metal Blade Records. The band have released a video for the new single, ‘Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants‘ (directed and produced by Costin Chioreanu.  Additional drone footage was shot by Miluta Flueras, with band performance footage by Vince Edwards. Special […]

Last Friday (July 10th), Ensiferum released their new full-length album, ‘Thalassic‘, via Metal Blade Records. The band have released a lyric video for the track ‘For Sirens‘. Stream and purchase Thalassic now at: metalblade.com/ensiferum – where the record is available in the multiple formats: Ensiferum are a true powerhouse when it comes to folk-inspired melodic […]

On June 5th, Mercyful Fate will release CD and LP versions of the classic albums ‘Don’t Break the Oath‘, ‘Melissa‘, and ‘Mercyful Fate‘ via Metal Blade Records. The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with an insert and download card; the CDs contain a mini-LP CD-insert with a small fold-out poster. King Diamond comments, “These are […]